Billy Kay Shope Sr., age 60, of Oak Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence.
Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved to fish, and spending time with his grandkids. Billy was of the Baptist faith. He was a hard worker all through his life doing carpentry and concrete work. Billy was a very honest and dependable person.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Shope; sister, Mary Anne Shope; and several other sisters and brothers.
Billy is survived by his wife, Dorothy Shope of Oak Ridge; sons, Billy Shope Jr. of Antioch, Tenn., Robert Shope of Oak Ridge, Kelly Shope of Clinton; daughters, Angie Shope of Clinton, and Brenda Lee of Nashville; brothers, Alfred Shope of Maynardville, Tenn., Thomas Shope of Luttrell, Tenn., John Shope Jr. of Sharps Chapel, Tenn.; sisters, Patsy Bailey of Union County, Tenn., with whom Billy had a special relationship, Teresa Shope of Union County, Darlene Collins of Luttrell, Tenn., and Carolyn Wilkerson of Maynardville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Aunt Polly of Maynardville, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Billy’s family received his friends on Thursday, May 15, from 6–8 p.m. with his funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Rev. Kenny Rains officiating. His interment was Friday, May 16, at 12 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.jonesmortuaryllc.com.